University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Health History

The course explores the last 2-and-a-half centuries to seek the origins and impacts of our modern health experiences and expectations, together with the reasons they've changed so rapidly. It examines a variety of issues such as: The development of psychiatry since its birth in the 19th Century; the rise of regulation for drugs and medicines; the impact of warfare on medical technologies; the challenges faced by those seeking to transform the health of British children.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Sources, skills and methods for historians. Optional modules: Pharmaceuticals, ethics and health: 1800-1980; health and healthcare in the long 19th century; the politics of health in 20th-century Britain; governing highs and health: history and the control of drugs, C1800-1945; work and occupational health in the 20th century: comparative perspectives; medicine and warfare, 1800-2000; food and health in the West during the 20th century; race, ethnicity and health in the 20th-century America; gender, health and modern medicine since 1800.

Assessment methods

A full account of assessment will be provided in each module handbook. The pass mark is 50% in all classes.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,000 per (Year 1) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,200 per (Year 1) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 - 18 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,500 per (Year 1) 4 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 2,100 per (Year 1) 4 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 - 9 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde G1 1XQ Scotland

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Key information

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Postgraduate Admissions - Humanities and Social Sciences
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01414448600